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Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster

Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster

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Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster, 30" x 40", mounted on linen. "Captain Keller's Wonderful Zouave Girls Direct from England..." Poster is in great condition. After courting for two years, Lillie married May Manning in 1886, a petite Quaker from Pennsylvania. She was younger than he, a graduate of Smith College, and the daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia physician. Her parents objected at first to their refined young daughter marrying a cowboy, but eventually they agreed to the union. In 1888, the Lillies launched their own Wild West show, which they called "Pawnee Billís Historic Wild West". May starred in the show as the "Champion Girl Horseback Shot of the West." Their first season was a financial disaster. They re-organized as a smaller operation called "Pawnee Billís Historical Wild West Indian Museum and Encampment Show." That show was popular and financially successful. In 1907, Lillie hired performers from a variety of backgrounds. The show included Mexican cowboys, Pawnee, Japanese performers, and Arab jugglers. The ensemble debuted as "Pawnee Billís Great Far East Show."[Wikipedia]. Copyright and printing by The Strobridge Litho Co., Cincinatti & New York. Date: 1906 Location: HWAC# 58865


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Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Poster

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